Infants and toddlers thrive in relationships that feel safe and secure. Knowing a child’s temperament style can help caregivers understand every child’s unique differences and the way in which each child needs to be cared for. This course will explore how knowing a child’s temperament and being an external or co-regulator helps children thrive from birth.
- Be able to find the 9 temperament traits online.
- Understand how children of varying temperaments respond to the caregiving environment.
- Understand the terms co-regulation and verbiage used to differentiate from self-regulation.
- Explain why co-regulation is important for young children’s development.
- Provide examples of the emerging regulatory capacities of infants and toddlers.
- Describe how caregivers can support the development of self-regulation through co-regulation.
Endorsement Approved Competencies:
- relationship-based practice
- infant/young child development & behavior
- infant/young child & family-centered practice